That’s what my colleague asked me the other day when we were in a really deep conversation about getting older etc. Was a pretty good question for me and what I thought at first was, well, most of just take care of your skin meaning using a good hydration cream and eating well. But then at night, I had to look up more about ways of keeping your skin healthy and ‘young’ and here I am, sharing some tips with you, many things you can do on your own and not require a visit to the dermatologist.
- If you’re a smoker, just STOP IT.
There are studies confirming that cigarette smoke ages skin, mostly by releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, very important components of our skin.
When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies produce excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get over eight hours of sleep each night and you’ll produce more human growth hormone (HGH) which keeps skin remain thick and elastic. Keep in mind that sleeping on your back it’s one of the best position for reducing the ‘sleep lines’.
Avoiding the sun it’s the best thing you can do for your skin because it’s the no.1 enemy. If you really love the sun and beach days, then you can easily wear a good sunscreen. Protects our skin from cancer and help prevent wrinkles at the same time.
Most of the cold-water fish it’s a really great source of protein -one of the building blocks of great skin-and also a source of essential omega-3. Really important in our diet are the fresh fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants compounds fight damage caused by free radicals and help skin look younger and radiant.
These could be the easiest way to keep your skin look young and radiant, and some good moisturizer, of course.
There are other interesting posts about how to keep your skin young for longer and even more about the best collagen supplements reviewed (HERE).
I hope you enjoy these small tips and I am waiting for yours too below.